A Caltech Library Service

Molecular Biology of Plant Growth and Development

Meyerowitz, Elliot M. and Chang, Caren (1988) Molecular Biology of Plant Growth and Development. In: The Molecular Biology of Cell Determination and Cell Differentiation. Developmental Biology. No.5. Springer , Boston, MA, pp. 353-366. ISBN 978-1-4615-6819-3.

Full text is not posted in this repository. Consult Related URLs below.

Use this Persistent URL to link to this item:


Plant development differs from animal development in several fundamental respects. Since plant cells are immobilized in a rigid cell wall, morphogenesis is dependent upon control of cell growth and plane of cell division, rather than cell migration as occurs in animal development. The meristematic cells of plants display a degree of plasticity not found in animal cells; they remain embryonic throughout the life of the plant and produce both adult organs and germ cells. Furthermore, individual differentiated cells from vegetative plant parts are able to dedifferentiate and regenerate into new, fertile plants.

Item Type:Book Section
Related URLs:
URLURL TypeDescription
Meyerowitz, Elliot M.0000-0003-4798-5153
Additional Information:© 1988 Plenum Press, New York.
Series Name:Developmental Biology
Issue or Number:5
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20161213-103629709
Persistent URL:
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:72770
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:13 Dec 2016 18:44
Last Modified:11 Nov 2021 05:06

Repository Staff Only: item control page